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Fudgy Chocolate Zucchini Cookie


Cooking time: 10 min
Prep time: 10 min

Makes: 14 cookies

Jana Bunclikova / @thesecret_kitchen

Fudgy Chocolate Zucchini Cookie
This Fudgy Chocolate Zucchini Cookie recipe makes for a soft and delicious summer treat that is easy to make. We should see an abundance of zucchinis in the gardens or markets during summer season, making this a perfect recipe to use up all those extra Zuc's. Veggie-loaded for a little extra healthy goodness, they are Paleo, gluten free and dairy-free. In Ayurvedic medicine, zucchini is considered a cooling food that is easy to digest and ideal for the hot months of the year. It's recommended for people dealing with constipation, fluid retention, bloating, acid reflux and an upset stomach. Yep, this brownie-in-zucchini-cookie form is all kinds of magic. Super easy to whip up, soft and perfectly chewy.


  • 1/2 cup grated zucchini, squeezed dry (measure first)
  • 3/4 cup almond or peanut butter 
  • 1 egg or vegan egg replacer
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar, or granulated sweetener of choice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1/4 tsp salt, skip if your nut butter is salted
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda 
  • 2-3 tbsp cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp almond flour

    Optional: handful of sugar free chock chips ( dark or white)

    Preheat oven to 180C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Add all the ingredients to a food processor. Blend until everything is well mixed and a sticky dough forms. Or mix by hand. Remove the blade and scoop heaping tablespoons of the cookie batter onto the prepared baking pan.
    Bake until the cookies are puffed, and the edges are set, 8 to 10 minutes. Don’t over bake or you’ll miss out on the gooey brownie-like centre. Allow to cool fully on the pan before removing with a spatula.

    Store in an air-tight container in fridge. If stacking cookies, place a layer of parchment paper or wax paper between layers to prevent cookies from sticking to one another. When ready to enjoy, garnish with a little sprinkling of powdered sugar (optional).